Media Trainer - Consultant

International Washington, District Of Columbia


Description

DATE REVISED:     10/21/2018

POSITION TITLE:  Media Trainer - Consultant   

REPORTS TO:         Project Director

LOCATION:             Sub-Saharan Africa

ABOUT IREX

IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information.

POSITION SUMMARY

IREX is seeking a consultant/trainer between November 2018 to September 2019, to be hired to prepare and deliver regionally contextualized trainings and workshops to journalists and other media practitioners in Sub-Saharan Africa.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In coordination with the Project Director and other trainers prepare regionally appropriate trainings and workshop curricula for regional participants;
  • Provide training, technical assistance, mentoring and capacity building to local journalists;
  • Deliver trainings focused on one or more of the following topics, including security and counter-terrorism reporting, business and economic development reporting, investigative journalism, and identifying disinformation and misinformation;
  • Contribute to program data collection and reporting;
  • Other activities as agreed upon between IREX and the selected consultant.

 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • 3-5 years’ experience conducting trainings, specifically training individuals in media/journalism preferred;
  • In-depth local/regional knowledge and expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Experience working in cross-cultural environments;
  • Fluency in English required, proficiency in French a plus;
  • Experience training in Zulu, Swahili or other Sub-Saharan languages a plus;
  • Excellent communication skills.

All applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter.
 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled